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the city of san rafael will pay almost 370 employees to find eco friendly ways to get to new york. employees who use mass transit will get a $20 clipper card. workers whores or buy an electric card will get a $100 sty fan. >>> people say now is the time to buy. tomorrow california's sales tax will go up one quarter percent statewide. it will increase to 7.5%. it may be small in comparison but some shoppers figure they will save a few extra dollars while they can. >> with the tax hikes and what have it, it will be more expensive. so why not save now? [ laughter ] >> the increase will last for four years but the good news the silver lining for consumers the sales increase does not apply to gas. >>> 4:37. let's get you out the door. let's two to tara. how does it look? >> it's looking pretty good. you used your trick with the credit card. that's my trick. cigarette work -- it works. >> it does. let's take a live look at your area freeways. traffic is moving along very nicely on the east shore freeway. at the bay bridge toll plaza we are not seeing any delays just yet into san francis
has been sold, we have a live report from new york and stay tuned we will have all the details. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where an an arson investigator is on scene trying to determine the -- where an arson investigators -- is on the scene trying to figure out what sent a firefighter to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an
being pushed into a path of a new york city train. what we have learned about the person police are searching for this morning. >>> and two uc berkeley students appear before a judge. the torture charges they are facing in connection to the death of an exotic animal. >>> here's a look at highway 24. this is in lafayette. we'll have much more traffic coming up for you in a bit. >>> good morning. increasing clouds. patchy fog in the north bay. a little system there getting very close. kind of cool though. 40s or low 50s. >>> after this morning russian children cannot be adopted by americans. russian's president signed a bill to keep americans from adopting children from russia. it's in response to a -- that targets russians. children who are in the process of being adopted now cannot leave the country. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children from russia. >>> general norman is being remembered as a straight talking commander. >> you are all better trained, better equipped, better led, believe it or not inspite of mre you are better fed. okay. but most of all, you a
. police say he is not a suspect they just want to talk to him. >>> police in new york may be closing in on a suspect after a man was pushed in front of an on coming subway train and killed. the man being questioned has implicated himself in the attack. he was tarkenton custody yesterday. 58-year-old man was hit and killed. part of that confrontation was caught on cell phone video. >>> the new york post is being criticized for running a front page picture of the victim seconds before he was killed with the headline doomed. the photographer said he happens to be nearby and trying to warn the train operator by flashing his camera but it was too late. >>> a woman is recovering from minor injuries after being hit by a car inside a berkeley liquor store. a driver lost control of his car at 9:45 last night and crashed through the store. as you can see the whole car ended up inside the store. the woman who was hit was taken to the hospital. the driver remained on the scene is cooperating with police. >>> bart officials spent $5 million on efforts to move birds away from construction on an ex
francisco, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> hundreds are gathered in upstate new york to build their final farewells to a fallen firefighter. mourners packed the church for the funeral of the 19-year-old. he was one of two first responders who was shot and killed in an ambush on christmas eve. >> the gunman lured the first responders into a deadly trap by sing his house on fire. spengler then took his own life. >> reporter: preparations are underway for tonight's fireworks celebration in san francisco. coming up, we'll show you a behind-the-scenes look at the work involved and tell you the best way to get to the city tonight. >>> and steve paulson is up ahead in a few minutes to tell you if you will need and other coat to celebrate the arrival of the new year. >>> and we'll tell you about other parts of the world where 2013 has already arrived. [ cheers ] >> and 2013 is off to a festive start. here is a lightning at one of the first -- a look at one of the festive looks in sydney, australia. they rang in the new year at 5:00 a.m., our time. [ cheers ] >> and three hurt later, t
there may be only two people at the fiscal cliff negotiating table. according to the new york times house speaker john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks. and clearing a negotiating room improves the chances for success. just 25 minutes from now the closely watched monthly unemployment report will be released for november. coming up at 5:15 what economists say the numbers released this morning don't accurately reflect the current jobs market. >>> time now 5:05. reports an oakland church youth group visiting florida today is out of money and their belongings because thieves broke into their van. a group of 24 teenagers and young adults were eating at a restaurant yesterday. about an hour after arriving for a weekend youth conference. they are saying thieves broke into their van, stole $12,000 cash. one member of the group was able to have money wired to them so they at least spent last night in a hotel. there is no word yet if this group plans to come back to
for you, tara is in for sal this new york. i am noticing an accident up in marin county this is near san rafael, we have an injury crash and it look like they have it town to one lane. hopefully there is not too much traffic on the roadway right now. you can see traffic is moving nicely downtown berkeley and this morning, hopefully everything is sleeping and traffic is running well in potential directions. here is rosemary. >>> this rain you see moving through the northern edge of california will continue to shift in our area land be quite active for the second half of your christmas. you can see the few and that has to offset the cooling but we really did cool down overnight but now i am seeing those numbers repound. a few light cells even a few sprinkles in hillside and the steady errand will hold -- steadier rain will hold off and until noontime it will not laugh, wednesday night into thursday. get my days straight. it is a chilly tart out there, upper 40s and lower 30s for part north bay. again the clouds are helping us out just a little bit. we have rain and win and even the possibi
cliff negotiating table. according to the new york times house speaker john boehner says he wants to negotiate directly with president obama. he has asked that senate leaders and house minority leader nancy pelosi be excluded from future talks and those say clearing the negotiating room clears the chances for success. f we have new unemployment numbers released just a few minutes ago. employers added 146,000 new jobs in november. the unemployment rate dropped to a four-year low of 7 .7%. coming up at 6:15 the factors that economists predicted would have a negative impact on the numbers but apparently did not. >>> time now 6:07. we are following this story. oakland church youth group traveling in florida they are out of money and their belongings because thieves broke into their van. a group of 24 teenagers and young adults were eating at a restaurant yesterday about an hour after arriving far weekend youth conference. someone broke into their van stole 12,000 cash. one member of the group says they were able to have some money mired so they -- wired so they did spend last night in
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.6%. >>> at a time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one new york woman took advantage of that sympathetic spirit by allegedly setting up a charity scam in connection to that tragedy. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of six-year-old noah pozner. no a's uncle says he is disgusted someone would do this. >> my nieces and i think of these scammers they are stealing from them. they are survivors of this tragedy. >> the fbi says four days after the school shooting all of the money was refunded to donors. alba the mother of two teens denies opening the fund and says someone hacked her facebook page. she faces up to five years in jail. >>> residents in san francisco won't have to go very far to get rid of their christmas trees. the curb side collection will start next week. the annual christmas tree program -- officials say trees should be stripped of decorations and placed on the curb. >>> the paramedics that helped deliver a baby on the side of a road say it was a wonderful experience. it started about 3:00 in the morning on christmas day.
in pennsylvania, upstate new york and some new england states. thousands are now stranded at airports across the country. >> you can't change it so you take it for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. >> in the bay area dozens of flights to the east coast were also grounded. bay area airports have also had days of delays because of rain here and with more rain expected on friday the local flight delays could continue through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>>
to webster new york for services honoring two firefighters killed on duty. they were gunned down trying to put out a fire on christmas eve. the gunman torched his home and opened fire and later committed suicide. the two firefighters will be buried sunday and monday. those from around the u.s. are there for the funerals and thanks to local donations many are staying at local hotels for free. >> it's the out pouring of the community, we had people from florida, michigan have been calling in to donate hotel rooms. >> hotels are holding special receptions today through monday as well for webster firefighters and family members of the victims. >> it's been two weeks since a gunman killed 27 people in connecticut before taking his own life. now scientists will analyze the dna of 20 year old adam lanza. genetic specialists will be looking for a mutation or abnormality that could increase aggressive or violent behavior. however people that carry the same or similar signs in their dna will be stigmatized. >> a new york woman is facing several charges after she set up a charity scam following th
. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition
in new york city was carrying. how this ordinary looking cargo will soon become something that will be seen by people all across the country. >>> new at 6:00, how parents are responding a day after a threat. >> if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley now you have to court. >> the new letter to parents and what the school said about the principal's actions. tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >>> boy check that out. a massive pipeline explosion destroyed at least four homes in sisso nville west virginia. incredibly no one was killed. the flames shot 50 to 75 feet into the air for about an hour before crews finally shut off the flow of gas. the explosion of a 20-inch transmission line also melted a section of an interstate highway. the fear now is of a possible second tear explosion so residents are being told to be ready to evacuate. >>> we have an update now on the developing news out of portland oregon where a gunman opened fire at a mall southeast of the downtown area. this is a live picture now of the town center where at least one person is dead. a second m
of oakland announced they are hiring former l.a. police chief and former new york city police chief bill bratton as a consultant to try and develop a plan here in oakland to reduce violence. >>> live this afternoon in oakland, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks. >>> a chp chase early this morning ended in a crash on the streets of oakland and an innocent victim is dead. the suspect's bmw broad slided a lincoln town car there not far from the zoo. a female passenger in the car was killed, three others injured, this startth at 11:20 after office, tried to stop the bmw for speeding. >> the driver of that vehicle initially yielded to the officers and then as the officers exited their vehicle to approach the vehicle that driver did a u-turn and sped away from the officers. >> now after the crash the driver identified as 34-year- old cant dejuan moore of oakland and a passenger got out of the bmw and ran off, office, caught moore but the other suspect got away. >>> with new year's eve around the corner police are trying to get a jump on catching drunk driver, janine de la vega joins
in the hospital. the treatment the secretary of state is receiving right now in new york. >>> 101 through san francisco traffic looking good. we'll take a look at your other bay area bridges coming up. >>> it is 5:13. yet again the country is waking up to news that lawmakers in washington, d.c. still don't have a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. kyla campbell reports we are just hours away from automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. >> reporter: frustration is hitting a speak this morning after talking stalled last night. the house and senate will get back to work over the next few hours. senators have been trying to come up with a deal but with no luck. new mitch mcconnell is negotiating with vice president joe biden. if political leaders can not come up with a plan by midnight tonight tax rates for all americans will increase. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it i find disgusting and rep hencable which i may have to swallow in the name of finding a compromise. >> reporter: how will this effect you come tomorrow morning? if there is not a deal reach
livable, under the program the city of new york will send contractors at no charge to homeowners. 400 project have been completed -- projects have been completed but some homeowners say the help is not coming fast enough. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news allie rasmus is talking about the erosion and also how many drivers will be affected by this, right? >> reporter: there is definitely going to be some traffic delays throughout the afternoon. we are on linden boulevard on highway 1 in passive can and we are -- pacifica and one way traffic controls will be in effect. we took a quick drive up to the devils slide area and we are warning drivers about possible road closures throughout the day. the reason they will be in effect is because they need to stabilize a portion of highway 101 to prevent further erosion after this weekend's heavy rain. another storm is expected to pass through our area tonight and tomorrow and cal trans is supposed to get that work done before more rainy weather hits. and they are expected to open in february of next year. the opening date has been pushed back twic
exam. she was admitted to a new york city hospital where doctors will monitor her at least 48 hours. she has been recovering from a stomach virus. she had been planning get to work this work. >>> the government from going over the flip, yet as the -- fiscal cliff, both republicans said they will not vote tonight. they will reconvene tomorrow morning. >> the vote on spending cuts and tax high school thaksd prevent the u.s. from going -- hike, from -- going over the fiscal cliff, still in the final hours. >> the house and senate convened for rare sunday sessions in hoping of bridging major impasses. >> conversations and discussions continue and we remain hopeful that'll get a breakthrough. >> we'll pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. >> on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for welt healthy americans. >> a mijor sticking point continues to be -- major annual sticking point, the threshold has waiverd from $250,000 to as high as millionion dollar. the country
up from dallas to new york. more than 400 flights were canceled by this morning. >> new this morning a major blow to the government of syria. the general of military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens of generals have left since the crisis started in march of last year he is one of the highest ranking officers to abandon the government. senate taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. it killed a security guard and two drivers. it injured six civilians. the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. >>> egypt has a new constitution. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of
, connecticut a massachusetts, new york and tennessee. >>> san francisco school kids are on the verge of getting healthier lunches. the san francisco school district says revolution foods submitted the low bid to supply the meals. they are set to vote on the deal december 11. revolution foods claims all of its meals are cooked precdaily. -- fresh daily. revolution foods is the bay area's 27th fastest growing company. >>> back in 4th fourth they go. they battle over pattens. >> will and kate are expected, why she is in the hospital tonight. >>> if you are using twitter while watching this newscast, you are not alone. the survey showed 1-3 people tweet while watching tv. >> if you are on twitter you will soon be able to follow the pope. he will start tweeting december 12. his first tweets will be answers to questions sent. >>> officials today announced they will be celebrating a royal event. prince william and kate middleton are expecting their first child. catherine, duchess of cambridge has been hospitalized for severe morning sickness. she will be in the hospital for several days. the child wil
counties north of new york city is at the sfr of a controversy after it posted a map online showing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders. on sunday, the journal news published interactive maps of westchester and rockland counties showing information about pistol and revolver permit holders. critics say it puts supporters in danger. opponents say it will show you neighbors are armed and were not not. >>> the day after christmas around the country was a rough day for some. power is out in places and some are stuck at airports. elizabeth corda has the report. >> if you're in a hurry to get somewhere, you could be if trouble on one of the busiest travel days of the year, highways are a mess, airports no better. >> just be calm. you can't change it, so take it for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. >> reporter: but if you're looking at departure boards that look like this and through windshields that look like this, be prepared to be hit with a case of the post-holiday travel blues. the sound of jingle bells now replaced by the scraping of plows on pavement. t
in new york state. high winds are going to delay flights from new york and newark and washington d.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobb
will be able to go without their clothes. >>> plus new york still police may be close to arresting a man who pushed another man off a subway platform to his death. >>> this is a look at the east shore freeway. you can see we have rainy conditions out there. we'll tell you a couple hot spots coming up. q >>> good morning. rain cloudy foggy. very mild pattern. this is our last system. but still get morning rain. just kind of lingering throughout the day. lesser amounts as you go south. >>> time now 5:44. welcome back. here's a quick look at some of the stories we are following for you. police in berkeley investigating a fatal shooting of a bicyclist. it happened about 11:30. it happened outside of long fellow middle school. the investigation continues. >>> four people including an apparent innocent bystander in stable condition after being shot by oakland lake merritt. three victims in their 20s were wounded in the 600 block of east 18th street. we are told a stray bullet hit a man in his 50s happen so far no arrests have been made in this case. >>> and police in palo alto are increasing patro
that a quick plane ride might land bay area travelers right in the heart of meningitis outbreak in new york city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york should get a vaccine if they have planning to have sex with men there. >> men who met partners online, at parties. >> awareness is good but i don't think they should be scaring people to travel. >> reporter: travelers should know they won't pick up the disease by simply sitting next to someone. >> this is definitely not airborne. not a concern of someone sitting next to someone on an airplane. it really requires a close contact with a secretion. >> there's no increase here. ken and julie there's also no indication to the nationwide outb
to the volunteer west webster new york fire department to put out this house blaze ended in tragedy. firefighters were met with gunfire. one of the injured describe the scene in a call for help to a radio dispatcher. >> we're being shot at multiple times, multiple fires have been shot. i think it's an assault rifle. we have multiple fire, down, working fire. >> reporter: two firefighters were killed one of whom worked as a police officer, two others were seriously wounded. >> this is still an active investigation but i will say that it appears it was a trap. >> reporter: police arrived and opened fire on the shooter. authorities say the gunman who took his own life is identified at 52-year-old william spangler he had a criminal past. >> spangler is a convicted felon, he's not allowed to possess weapons. did he legally the acquire the weapons? the answer is no. >>> authorities say the gunman spangler had been convicted and paroled after beating his grandmother to death with a hammer in the 80s. tonight authorities say his sister is unaccounted for after the fire. >>> san francisco firefighters to
police chief bill bratton. he's been credited with reducing crime in l.a. and new york city. diana santana tells me bratton has already started assessing oakland's problems. >> he will do whatever he needs to do to get a feel of oakland. obviously i will be meeting with him a lot. he will be meeting with community members. >> reporter: the oakland police department avoided taken over by the federal department earlier this month after a judge agreed to have a appointed director oversee the department. brad's position is separate from that. they plan to split the city into five districts each to be run by a captain. >> i was surprised to find a window broken. >> reporter: this salon owner told me someone broke her window yesterday. >> if this happens again, i need to move from here. >> reporter: at allen temple baptist church tonight a youth director tells us the community still has to do its part. >> we can use all the help that we can, it's sometimes good to be able to focus within. >> reporter: the price tag for the consultant's help, $350,000. community members say it's worth a
years. opd is bringing in change maker bill bratton to curve crime in los angeles and new york city. usf professor tony rab era knows bratton. >> i think bill can be a valuable resource to any organization. but i think oakland has to do some internal soul searching if you will. >> reporter: rib era says the assumption that howard jordan needs to be told what to do to be successful is wrong. >> i take ownership as the chief of police that this stuff is happening on my watch. >> reporter: yesterday chief jordan said he welcomed bratton's inside, he has the name and credentials and had done it before the question is can he do it again in oakland. coming up tonight at 6:00, we will talk to an outspoking opd critic on what he says is a very surprising decision. noelle walker. >>> new york city is on track for a record low number of homicides this year. and that's barring a flurry of homicides in the final few days of 2012. according to the nypd as of today there were 414 homicides this year. the previous record low was 471 back in 2009. compare that to 1990 when there were more than 2,200 hom
clinton is still in a new york hospital. she's been treated for a blood clot. now spokesperson for the secretary says doctors found the clot during a follow up exam for that concussion she suffered about two weeks ago. she is 65 years old. she had a stomach virus when she fainted due to dehydration and hit her head. that caused a concussion. secretary clinton is being treated with blood thinners for that blood clot. >>> it's 6:16. a san diego police officer is in serious condition after his patrol car was hit by a suspected drunk driver. the crash happened early sunday morning. sheriffs deputies say a suspected drunk driver was speeding reason a red light and hit the driver. it was trapped for nearly an hour before firefighters could get him out. the driver that crashed and the officer were not seriously hurt. and was arrested. >>> that leads us right to tara moriarty. you're talking about advising people don't drink and drive on this new years eve. >> definitely. no reason to do that with mass transit offering so many free rides. muni offering free rides from 8:00 tonight unti
and to restore growth and jobs in countries such as greece and spain. >>> a new york judge announced an agreement for the international monetary fund and housekeeper. they have accused dominique can and dominique strauss-kahn had agreed to pay $6 million. >>> officials confirmed a private plane that went down in mexico yesterday was carrying popular americans mexican singer jenny rivera. a vigil was held in southern california last night and the singer was at the peak of her fame. she was also a reality television star an advocate for domestic violence victims. she leaves behind five children and two grandchildren. >>> a nevada woman who survived said she asked her boy february not to -- boyfriend not to venture out for help after they became stuck. she said they should stay with the vehicle and ride out the storm together n an interview she said she knew she would never see him again and she was rescued six days after she and clifton became stranded in the remote valley. clifton's body was recovered the same day. >>> they are cracking down on repeat drunk drivers and we will be whapping for seve
all in one day in new york. they are talking about a building boom particularly on the upscale and that is celebrating i-p o, initially public offering and we have more coming up in the markets. >>> we will smile and say good morning, it is tuesday, december 6th, i am dave clark. >>> a driver took out a fire hydrant while running from police and that crash shut down an intersection. claudine wong has been out there since 4:30 how does it look now, claudine? >> reporter: investigators are trying to figure out how much this costs. and their focus is on one section of the scaffolding and you can see it is collapsed right there. figuring out how long it will take and if the structure is safe, it will take awhile, they just said they have to wait for their truck and then they have to see if it's going to be safe. for now this section of essex which now leads to the bay bridge is going to be shut down and now i want to lead you to the video which caused this mess. it was a scene up about 3:30 and you can see that fire hydrant got knocked off by this vehicle and police say that vehicl
if they plan to travel to new york. 12 cases have been identified in gay men in new york in the past year. three men have been diagnosissed in the last six weeks. the severe bacterial infection effects the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord and spread by intimate contact. >> it's due to a bacteria and it is passed by a very close personal contact so secretions of any kind including saliva. >> san francisco is not experienced inn cases at this point but they want residents to be aware of that outbreak. >>> many children's products may have -- they are taking legal action against toys r us, target, and walmart to stop the sell of foam products that contain high levels of the carcinogen. it's been linked with gene mutations and hormone disruptions. it includes map mats, changing ribs, and mattresses. >>> would you drink coffee originating from the tail end of an elephant? some people are paying $50 a cup to savor of flavor. it's called black ivory coffee. it's made from coffee beans eaten by elephants from thailand and picked from what they leave behind. it's helped to create the s
, which is known as ice. the 220-year-old new york stock exchange has been a symbol of american capitalism. ice says little will change as a result of the deal. stocks ended higher across the board, lifted by hopes lawmakers might reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. the dow is up 59 to 13,311. the nasdaq is up 6 at 3,050. the s&p is up 7 at 1,443. >>> netflix is accused of patten infringement. yesterday open tv fileed a lawsuit. the suit comes as the demand increases for the deliver of tv shows and movies. >>> the pope is battling justin bieber. pope benedict xvi gained 2.1 billion followers. justin bieber has more but they say the pope wins on retweets and shows people are looking for more spiritual content. >>> crash sends several people to the hospital, the accident that sent one car into a pole, and one into a sidewalk and a pedestrian traps. >> rail lines could be targeted for terrorists, which lines would be at risk. >>> police are trying to figure out what led to a crash that injured one person after 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. two cars were involved. one smashed into a pole and the oth
injured two people but they escaped without serious injuries. >>> in new york two firefighters were shot and two wounded when they were called to a house fire. the gunman set the blaze and ambushed the firefighters. the shooter had a long criminal history and had killed before. >> reporter: cries for help coming as four firefighters respond to a call in new york monday morning. they found flames and gunfire. they were ambushed by shooter. >> it does appear it was a trap that was set for responding, you know, first responders. >> reporter: one of the wounded escaped a second was found conscious. and two others were pronounced dead. >> it is very difficult. people get up to put out fires and they don't expect to be shot and killed. >> the shooting prevented firefighter said from knocking -- firefighters from knocking down the flames. the fire destroyed 7 homes. investigators say the community is no longer in danger. the gunman killed himself on the scene, he had a lengthy criminal record. >> in 1980 he was charged for killing his grandmother. >> reporter: word of the violence spread quick
more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. . >>> that is the new york national guard on the new york stock exchange certainly thanking everyone for their services and we know some people are not home with their families today. it is expected to be a light trading day and we have new housing numbers in this morning futures are up and we will keep an eye on the markets this morning. >>> it is wednesday, december 26th i am david flores, dave and pam have the day off. >>> a woman stabbed her own cities and the attack happened on willie avenue. she is what was there to explain. >> essentially this was too sisters that ended with a fight and it happened inside one of the garden complexes. four people were taken to the hospital overnight and this is one of the videos of the victims being transported. the woman who lives in the apartment grabbed a knife and began stabbing. three other members were also stabbed, they were trying to rent it it up. now the woman who carried out this stabbing is now under investigation. i have put calls into police and nobody has
to the desk. >>> police say, an ex-conn shot firefighters. we are learning about the tragedy in new york and we are finding out there may be even more victims. >>> people are preparing meals for many in need. how many people are coming down to donate their time for christmas. >>> traffic is not bad, we will have more coming up. . >>> good morning and merry christmas to you, the bay area is gearing up for the storm and showers are falling over parts of the bay area. >>> here is a look at some of the top stories we are following and at one point, 50- foot flames shot from the roof and they have be mopping up. and in portions of the east palo alto, the neighborhood behind it flooded and they say the fix should hold until the comprehensive rebuild begins next fall. >>> and shots rage out during a church service in east oakland on 82nd avenue and mcarthur boulevard. a bullet even landed in a baby stroller police said. >>> a gunman ambushed firefighters in new york state and there may be more victims. investigators believe the gunman set fire to, to lure and trap firefighters. the ex-gunman sh
. >>> at least two firefighters have been shot while responding to a house fire in new york. it happened shortly before 6:00 eastern time near lake ontario. firefighters were shot as they arrived at the scene. one is said to be in satisfactory condition. >> the other's condition is unknown at this hour. firefighters are not fighting the fire right now because they are waiting for police to finish evacuating the area as they search for a shooter. the fire has now spread to other homes. >>> the bickering continues a week away from the fiscal cliff. talks to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts won't resume until thursday. andrew spencer has the very latest. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers says president obama wants the country to fall off the fiscal cliff. >> we were gonna go over the cliff before. we are gonna now because that's what the president wants. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner failed to get enough vote for his plan b on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people making more than a million dollars a year. on friday, they left town with no deal. >> i've
's behind the price increases and when you'll have to stay parting more. >>> tonight doctors in new york are treating secretary of state hillary clinton for a blood clot. her spokesman said hillary clinton's doctors discovered the clot during a follow up exam. mrs.clinton was immediately admitted into a new york hospital where doctors will monitor her for at least one week. >>> we'll be wrapping up a very dry weekend. here's the latest on live storm tracker. we have a rain free forecast for tonight and into your monday as we end the 2012. here's a closer inspection of some of the warmer temperatures for the 10:00 hour and beginning to cool off into the bay. santa rosa checking in, 36- degree. nevato 37. overnight temperatures will be dropping down into the upper 20s to lower 30s. here's a look at some of the forecasted lows. you can see the upper 20s toward sonoma and petaluma. overnight lows dropping back down around 27 to 32 degrees. coming up we'll take a closer look at some of the lows in your neighborhood. i'll also let you know if any rain showers will get in the way of your holida
-- to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from pea -- fema. new york is paying for the rest of it. some say the help is not coming fast enough. >>> also, the mayor of america whack, new jersey will begin its challenge to live on food stamps for a week. he made that bet on twitter with one of its followers last month. the two will eat only what they can buy with $28.78. that's the average that people spent with food stamps. he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. >>> 7:44. frightening story for any parent. your child is missing. ktvu's pam cook is in the newsroom with this story. >> the child missing is lost by those paid to watch over her. she's autistic. staff members say they followed her for several blocks to the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where they lost sight of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus in san francisco. family members say she was badly beaten and sexually assaulted. >> i'm looking at my daughter -- and by the bruises, i know what happened. the police know what happened. the police know what happened. they are not discussing it with me. >> a 36
yesterday outside of nob hill foods. the man was identified as 53- year-old aldon mau. >>> the new york man shoved to death has been laid to rest. funeral services were held yesterday for the victim, ki- suck han. his daughter was there clutching a photograph. many wonder why passengers department try to save him. >>> from where i was, i could scream my lungs out, probably no one would have heard it and since my camera is always on. >> you tight that might have warned the con-- you thought that might have warned the conductor? >> the suspect, naeem davis, is being held on bail. he claims han would not leave him aloin and was -- him alone and was drunk. >>> some economists say democrats have numbers on their side for this fiscal cliff. >> reporter: more hiring could mean more support for president obama's agenda. here's what we learned from the labor department this morning. 146,000 jobs were added in november. that's almost double what some experts had predicted -- projected. the unemployment rate is the best we've seen in four years, down to 7.7% from 7.9% the month before. now, economists
. >>> it was a shocking story. a man pushed to his death at a new york city subway station. the reason a newspaper is under fire because of that incident. >> we're live in palo alto women are being targeted in early morning attacks. we'll tell you why police think the incidents are related. >>> here's a look at san mateo bridge. you can see the rain is finally hit down here. we'll have more wet spots on your roadways coming up. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. [ girl's voice ] we're gonna have lunch together. what're you having? oh, well, i only have this one, so... that'll do, i'll split it with sally. yea, we'll just share it. [ male announcer ] get your own subway steak melt, like the steak & bacon melt. subway. eat fresh®. saying thanks is a great deals customer appreciation month at subway restaurants. because we're offering $2 six inch subs -- the cold cut combo or meatball marinara. $2 each, all december long. appreciation tastes amazing! hurry in for your $2 sub. subway. eat fresh. >>
was not damaged. so family will won't have to move out. >>> bay area travelers may run into problems in new york over the holidays. nonunionized security officers at jfk airport say they are going on strike. some 100 employees of air serve voted yesterday to authorize a strike for next thursday. group of workers another another company will hold votes today. they make sure the tarmacs are safe and secure. they say they want more training and better equipment. the two companies say they plan to talk to employees about their concerns in the next comes days. >>> the bay area has ties to some of the top searches on google in 2012. the top travel destination site was san francisco. palo alto born jeremy lin the basketball player he's the number athlete search. and the most search the consumer electronic devices apples ipad 3. it also ranks fourth in general searches. the top three general searches are singer whitney houston, gangham style, and hurricane sandy. >>> we don't have to search for sal castaneda we know he's right over there. he knows about our commute. >> absolutely. i can give you timely
was discovered at an early morning fire. >>> to take you live there we are with the traders on the new york stock exchange. good economic news coming in on the housing market. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. love it. this morning on the opening bell. there it is live. some of my favorite characters. i love the nutcracker. and members of the new york city ballet celebrating 58 seasons of the nutcracker. and that is just wonderful. they are there celebrating that. and over on the nasdaq habitat for humanity. a wonderful organization we have been involved with. they are over there celebrating their hard work as well. of all the business news coming up. >> a lot of good people there. we'll smile and say good morning, to you. thank you for joining us here. it is wednesday, december 19th i'm dave clark be >> and i'm pam cook. time now 6:30. firefighters found a body while rushing to a fire near apartments in campbell. ktvu janine de la vega has been on the scene since 4:30 this morning. what is happening out there now? >> reporter: well, the fire is out. now ar
will be performing a concert in new york's madison square garden. that's for victims of hurricane sandy. this is the last time we we'll see a sequential day, month and year in our lifetime. the next time will be 98 years from now, in the year 2110 on 10/10/10. >>> we want to mention quickly that the accident on the san mateo bridge sal was telling us about is clear now. i'm looking at our ktvu.com traffic report t looks a little slow in the westbound -- report. it looks a little slow in the westbound direction. >>> was it justified? the man accused of pushing another man in the path of a subway? he may have an explanation. >>> and all of the squid beaching themselves on the coast in santa cruz. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another st
-- are alerting the public about an outbreak of meningitis in new york city. a dozen cases have been confirmed in gay men over the past year. three in the past six weeks. no cases have been reported in san francisco. experts recommend men who are at risk of becoming infected to be vaccinated against the disease. >>> there's new information this noontime about a homicide in pleasant hill. detectives from the contra costa sheriff's department have arrested 38-year-old james riley. they say he and the victim, 47- year-old jerald nagle, were fighting at a homeless encampment before nagle was killed. his body was found around 9:00 p.m. at the offramp of 680 and concord avenue. an autopsy is set for later today. reilly is being held on $1 million bail. >>> and an update on a story we've been following since yesterday morning. berkeley police have identified a woman killed tuesday night while riding her bike. 50-year-old pamela mullin was shot next to longfellow middle school on sacramento street. it's unclear if she was targeted. so far no arrests have been made. >>> the fate of a pit bull who attac
. "the new york times" says new york city, los angeles, philadelphia, anchorage and kerney, nebraska all reported declines in obesity. they are not sure what is contributing to the decline because those cities have had programs fighting childhood obesity for years. >>> it is 7:17. the australian radio station behind that royal primary call that ended in tragedy says it will donate this month's pasts -- profits to the family of a london nurse. legal experts say the station could face criminal charges without consent from the participants. two australian radio hosts pretended to be queen elizabeth and prince charms and obtained information about the duchess of cambridge being treated at the hospital. the nurse who took the call apparently took her own life. >>> antolin garcia-torres will be in court for three kidnappings today. yesterday, the judge approved an amendment to attach the lamar case with those other crimes. it's reported that he tried to kidnap three women from a safeway parking lot where he worked. prosecutors say he killed sierra lamar and hid her body. >>> there are four cla
mood right now. if you don't know newtown is about an hour away from new york city. and to paint the picture here i mean it's an idealic town. behind me is trees. it's like being in a little utopia. driving in here, it's a scenic scene with nobody on the roads except media. we passed by a church where there's a vigil right now. it's eerie, somber. lots of parents talking about the shock and the horrificness about this event. >> reporter: can you tell us in your talking with parents and community members here, we've heard expressions of rage, of grief, sorrow, disbelief what are you getting when you talk to people there in newtown? >> well you know it's really, it's really about -- an unspeakable, unspeakable emotion that's happening. you think about not just the parents but the entire community and you look at a town like this which is pretty much storybookville. you can't even fathom anything happening like this. in a place like this. >> reporter: reporter maribel abel there thank you for your reporting today and of course more information on this story continues to come out. >>
wanted to talk to the media. he said jack was buried in the jersey of his favorite new york giants favorite player, victor cruz. the students from sandy hook elementary school will not be going back to campus. for much of the day moving trucks were bringing in furniture from sandy hook elementary school. >> we are opening our arms and our community to bring them over, nothing is ever going to be the same. but we are trying to pick up the pieces. >> reporter: none of the schools were open for classes today. at newtown high school staff and administrators gathered for all day meetings to figure out how to handle school tomorrow. in bethel, the high school and other schools were back in session tonight. some students were wearing elementary school. sandy hook love and support multiplied. two men put up this sign, the world will remember the children forever and their sacrifice will make a difference forever. >> how the community feels. >> reporter: another sign includes the tweets of condolences sent from some of the 50,000 teens across the country. live in newton, connecticut, john
damage. >>> new york police say human remains found in the home of the man who lured firefighters to their deaths are believed to be the remains of the gunman's sister. police also say that 62-year- old exconvict william spengler left a note about plans to shoot firefighters. he left a note saying that he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and quote do what i do best, kill people. >>> netflix says it is fully back online after service problems that started yesterday. the outage affected users in the u.s., canada and south america blocking viewing services from many users. they blamedded outage on a server belonging to amazon and said an investigation is under way to determine exactly what happened. >>> a lot of people may be headed to the sierra for fun and snow. a a lot of snow has been coming down but getting there may not be so easy. looks like the snow is coming down, claire. >> reporter: yeah the snow is coming down and it's coming down hard causing a lot of problems for drivers. let me show you how bad it is on i80 right now. you can see the traffic circling all the way b
crime in new york and los angeles. >> you can't say that's a bad choice. let's hope he's a good fit. >> reporter: burress is a long time outspoken critic of the oakland police department. >> surprising that the city has retained bill bratton at this stage in light of the fact that we're in the process of seeking to obtain a compliance director that would have substantial responsibilities. >> reporter: credentials aside, burress doesn't think one person will cut crime in oakland but at a media conference yesterday, police chief howard jordan seemed willing to give it a try. >> i take ownership adds t he -- ownership as the chief of police that this crime is happening on my watch. >> reporter: i spoke to rivera that says that the argument that chief jordan needs help to do a good job is not accurate. he says that chief jordan -- >>> a 21-year-old woman in the lincoln was killed. three other passengers in that car were injured. investigators say the accident began when hpd tried to stop a driver of a bmw who was speeding. officers tracked down the driver. moore, his passenger got away
.5%. average earners 4% and top earners 6%. >>> the crystal ball that drops in new york's time square will have a little something extra this year. workers are already installing the 288 crystal panels. one of them is a little different from the rest. it's engraved with the name of dick clark. he hosted the new years eve telecast from time square for 40 years. this year's show will be hosted by ryan sea crest. >>> time now 6:26. let's go to tara. she is covering traffic. there is something going on in marin. >> yeah pretty minor thing. 101 northbound at highway 37 this is in novato. we have a stalled vehicle or someone that spun out. chp has not figured that out yet. right now let's take a live look at down in the south bay. 280 at the 880 split headlight there is are northbound traffic toward santa clara no delays. and 680 at the sunol grade near fremont this has been our busiest stretch all morning long. as you can see traffic is flowing pretty nicely there. 6:26 let's head over to steve. >> thank you, tara. >> i didn't know. >> that's okay. we do have cloudy skies. cold out there. a lot of 3
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